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A special boy who has touched a community is laid to rest

Friday morning Devin Kohlman was laid to rest after a beautiful, moving ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church in Port Clinton. Hundreds gathered for the services and by the beginning of the funeral there was standing room only. The ceremony began with Devin’s friends and football teammates filing down the aisle and taking a knee one last time for Devin. 

Scripture was read by family and close friends and then Father John Missler gave the eulogy. The Father spoke comforting words to those in attendance, saying that to grieve so whole-heartedly only means that we are full of love and compassion.

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Snow for Devin

Today, Wednesday Oct. 30, it snowed outside of 218 Second Street in Port Clinton. I think an interaction between PC Mayor, Vince Leone, the PC police chief, Rob Hickman and I sums up what’s been happening around Port Clinton these last few days.

Cupp: “So who made this event happen today?”
Mayor Leone: “The community made this happen…”
Chief Hickman: “… No, Devin made this happen.”

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Christmas comes early for Devin Kohlman and residents of Port Clinton

Adams Street park decorated for Devin

It’s fitting that Christmas lights are being hung around our town. With the warmth and love for Devin Kohlman that everyone is giving, it really does feel like the magic of Christmas in Port Clinton. On Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., dubbed “11 for Devin”, residents, well-wishers, city workers, business owners and others gathered at Adams Street Park to decorate the gazebo with Christmas decorations for Devin. Alejandro “Hondo” Zapata had a big hand in promoting updates on Facebook on Devin’s condition and any events that benefit Devin, his mom Alexis and his family. Zapata, who is a local DJ with many connections to people around Port Clinton and the Port Clinton area and who was also Devin’s baseball coach, was a perfect candidate to broadcast the updates. “I just want to help out anyway possible. I’ve known Alexis since we were little kids. I’ve lost my dad, my mom, and Johnny B; people ask me how I deal with it. I pray. That’s what Devin needs right now is our prayers and support,” said Zapata.

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